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Jolanta Lapiak
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“Our disability only affects our hearing, not our minds. A deaf child’s mind is as good as a hearing child’s mind.” -- a deaf teacher.
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Good act. Hope it will pass and become law. There is still much to be done to educate the deaf children so that they can achieve equally to their hearing peers.
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Toddler Talk in ASL (American Sign Language) at age 1 and month 4: asking for help, signing "thank-you", saluting, faking a cough, attempting to fingerspell #MAMA", "#VP, and "#FOOT", and expanding vocabulary.
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Nice to see you in google + and nice to see your videos, we had on class discussion about all development of child's ASL here in our BA Class Really Great
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Deaf-gain. Where there is a "loss" (from a hearing perspective), there is indeed a gain (from an eyeing perspective). Studies show gains as a result of 'deafness'. For example, a cerebral region of the brain used for hearing in hearing people's brains is not simply unused in deaf people's brains. They are activated with different purposes other than hearing (e.g. touch and visual). In the end, there is no loss.
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The toddler "Juli" acquired ASL vocabulary further and developed two-word utterances in ASL. In this video, she answered wh-questions, requested for another, talked with her grandparents via videophone, signed so cute and more.
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The video clip shows a toddler at age 1, month 3, making requests, expressing manners "thank-you" and "please", asking for help using the ASL word "help", uttering an emerging two-word utterance... and even signing her own signed name!
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.Folks am looking for an asl job any help please call 0233509085127,i will b forever grateful
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ASL instructor; literary media artist; the creator of handspeak.com
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ASL (American Sign Language) instructor; literary media artist in sign language; an advocate of the language right in signed language
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a video-journalist of the series of Kid Talk in ASL -- week-by-week posts of the language acquisition in ASL
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sign language, ASL, fingerspelling, linguistics, Baby Talk in ASL, baby sign, language acquisition